HyperProtect: Enhancing the Performance of a Dynamic Backup System Using Intelligent Scheduling

Yaobin Qin, Brandon Hoffmann, David J. Lilja

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Abstract

The extraordinary increase in the scale of the backup system and the daily data generated by large enterprise companies are making it extremely challenging to perform data protection efficiently. Traditionally this challenge is left for the backup administrators who are tasked with ensuring the backup and recovery goals are met by designing elaborate static backup schedules. However, the inability of the static backup schedules to adapt alongside the dynamic backup environment results in backup systems that miss their goals. The inefficiency of static backup schedules makes designing an intelligent scheduling algorithm for dynamic backup systems significantly necessary and important. In our paper, we propose an intelligent backup scheduler, HyperProtect, to effectively and efficiently allocate the vast amount of backup contents generated by large scale backup systems to the storage units. To perform empirical comparison of various schedulers, we propose three metrics, storage throughput utilization, backup time consistency, and storage switching to evaluate the backup and restore performance. Based on the experimental results, our scheduler, HyperProtect, achieves more than 55% decrease on storage switching while maintaining good storage throughput utilization and backup time consistency within 1% and 10% of the existing backup scheduler, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 37th International Performance Computing and Communications Conference, IPCCC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538668085
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2018
Event37th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference, IPCCC 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Nov 17 2018Nov 19 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE 37th International Performance Computing and Communications Conference, IPCCC 2018

Conference

Conference37th IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference, IPCCC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period11/17/1811/19/18

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported in part by the Center for Research in Intelligent Storage (CRIS), which is supported by National Science Foundation grant no. IIP-1439622 and member companies. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Dynamic backup system
  • HyperProtect
  • Longest Backup First (LBF)
  • backup scheduling

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